Chicana Caucus Report

by Yvette J. Saavedra and Isabel A. Millán, Chicana Caucus Co-Chairs

In light of the unfortunate cancellation of the 2020 NACCS Conference in Seattle, we wanted to update you on what we had been planning. Continuing our commitment to student support, the Chicana Caucus has awarded three student scholarships to help fund students who would have presented at the conference. Following the Chicana Caucus Plenary tradition of centering timely, cutting edge scholarship, our 2020 plenary speakers were to be: Dr. Sandra Pacheco, Dr. Francisco Galarte, and Dr. Doris Careaga-Coleman. We had hoped that our speakers could engage the theme of Reshaping Our Bodies of Knowledge: Transcending the Limits of Chicana/x Studies Plenary. Additionally, we had hoped to present Dr. Amanda V. Ellis the Chicana Caucus Publication Recognition plaque for her article, “Bruja, Curandera, Y Lechuza: Collapsing Borders and Fusing Images.” This piece, recently published in the Fall 2019 issue of the Chicana/Latina Studies, exemplifies the kind of scholarship we seek to produce and engage with as part of Chicana Studies. Lastly, we wished to recognize our student scholarship recipients, as well as nominate new co-chairs for 2020-2022. Please consider running!

As we end our term as co-chairs we would like to convey our gratitude to the Chicana Caucus membership for giving us the opportunity to represent you in the organization. Also, our thanks to the NACCS leadership for their support. This has been a wonderful experience for the both of us.

Spring 2020 – Vol. 45 No. 1

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